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1. What are the signs and symptoms to be managed in uterine fibroids?
The symptoms of uterine fibroids are: (1) prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding, (2) pelvic discomfort or pain, (3) constipation, (4) backache and (5) frequent urination.
2. How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
Uterine fibroids can be felt in the form of a firm, irregular mass during physical examination. The other tests may include transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, saline sonohysterography and hysteroscopy.
3. Is uterine fibroid a genetic condition?
Yes, fibroids have been observed to occur more likely in women with a family history of uterine fibroids, and there are no food and environmental factors that can induce fibroids.
4. Are fibroids curable?
Yes, fibroids are curable. They may shrink with time or can be treated with medications. In the worst cases if not treatable, they can be removed with surgery.
5. What are the homecare measures useful in the management of uterine fibroids?
There are no specific home care remedies to manage uterine fibroids, but the risk of uterine fibroids can be decreased with a healthy diet, fruits, vegetables and keeping the weight in control.